This video is about Team Noddy's Noggins R2AK 2015 Stage-1 crossing to Victoria British Columbia, across 40 mile of open water in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. This was part of the Race to Alaska, and started in Port Townsend Washington. Team Noddy finished 40th out of 53 vessels at the starting line.
No size restrictions but there could be no motor installed aboard; paddle, row, pedal, or sail the 750 mile passage to Ketchikan Alaska. 15 boats finished the full course to Ketchikan!
Crew was Denny Brausen from Calgary, Alberta Canada
Noddy is a 11'-11" vessel, a SCAMP Balanced Lugsail dinghy designed by John Welsford (New Zealand) and built by Simeon Baldwin in 2013. Constructed at the Northwest Maritime Center, Port Townsend Washington USA
This video is about Red Lantern 2015 Rally. Second annual event held July 24 at Mystery Bay near Port Townsend, Washington, USA. 11 SCAMPs participated, and we were once again honored to have the designer, John Welsford, here from New Zealand. Of course, Howard Rice was on deck after his recent SCAMP Skills on-the-water Seminar. The current builders' SCAMP Camp at the Northwest Maritime Center provided a few more attendees to salty group.
It was a general messabout with camaraderie, good eating and tale telling, a fair bit of sailing, including the famous Ice Cream race. A Le Mans start from the beach, upwind sail to the head of the harbor and a landing on the dock or beach, and the crew sprinting into the Nordland General store to purchase a specifically designated "Whidbey Island" ice cream bar, and a race back to the beach where the skipper presented the ice cream bar wrappers as proof of course compliance.
This year's winner was Terry with his SCAMP Sköl. Also winning awards at the ceremony were Jackie Monies with SCAMP #400, "Cowboy Cookies", coming the furthest distance from Oklahoma, and Dan Thompson for his christening launching of his SCAMP #70, "Little Tyke"
During the SCAMP Skills Academy in August 2014, here's a short video of Howard Rice sailing a well-laden Noddy into the dock at Point Hudson Marina. It’s a tight entrance with gusty swirling wind and a fair sweep of current to contend with. The three crew must have weighed in at close to 600 pounds, plus Noddy had a lot of camping gear aboard. Right at the cut-off of the video, Howard neatly spun Noddy parallel to the dock and snugged her right in behind the line of 3 other SCAMPS
Shot from Dick Herman's "Klompen", his first sail in his new Gig Harbor Boat Work's fiberglass SCAMP, the prototype F/G boat. Dick at the helm shows his pleasure. The other SCAMP is Josh's #1, the SCAMP class plywood prototype. Dick was pleased at how the new boat performed!
This footage was taken during the 2013 Palooza at Port Townsend, Washington